Peterson Museum Press Release: To prove the durability of its motorcycles, America Honda sent a CL72 Scrambler on a 950 mile trek through rocks, sand washes, dry lake beds, mountain passes and paved roads. Fifty years later, that 1960s run is remembered for initiating one of the most significant off-road races for both two and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
When I got my first modern Triumph Scrambler a few years back, it had almost too much character—in the same traditional English sense that led to the original Meriden firm’s extinction in 1983. I rode the new bike home from the dealership and discovered it had two serious oil leaks (missing seal behind the starter [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Ten Bikes with Soul and Character Ten ways to keep it soulful (and sometimes a little strange) while having a good time on two wheels.
For decades, the implacable march of technology and improved performance has driven motorcycles to incredible heights. Even our dyno and GPS-based timing equipment are so shocked by what they’re recording that they’ve started putting exclamation points after some of the horsepower and quarter-mile numbers. But as awesome as all this performance, economy, reliability, comfort and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(1)
Say it’s the summer of 1964 and you’re 17 years old, living in a California suburb, and you’ve saved enough money from your job working at the local Mobilgas station to buy a Honda 305 Scrambler—the CL77 that every moto-minded teenager in America seemed to want and a whole lot got. Once you had the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)
2009 Triumph Scrambler and 2009 Triumph Tiger 1050 LE A Scrambler for Steve McQueen and a limited-edition Tiger 1050.
Not to be left out of the flurry of new model announcements, Triumph Motors added two updated models to its 2009 product line at the 2008 INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany.The 2009 Triumph Scrambler gets two hip color options. The first is matte green, to evoke the look of “military bikes of the 1950s and [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)